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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Johannes Burger (1829-after 1900)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna della Seggiola’] c.1849-1900

Engraving with etching | 86.9 x 66.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850981

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An engraving after the so-called Madonna della Seggiola, a circular painting by Raphael (c.1514) now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. no.151). State before all letters. The engraver's name is annotated in pencil at lower centre. Not listed in Ruland’s Raphael Collection catalogue (1876).

Showing the Virgin seated in a chair, holding the Christ Child on her knees and embracing Him with both arms while looking at the beholder, with the Infant Baptist standing behind at right and looking up with clasped hands.
  • Creator(s)

    Johannes Burger (1829-after 1900) (engraver)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 86.9 x 66.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    42.7 x 42.7 cm (diameter) (image)

    57.8 x 50.6 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Seating. Chairs
            • Chairs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.75 A.XXXIV.8a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 137-143, no. 57